Criminal Investigations Division 

The Criminal Investigations Division (CID) is led by Lieutenant Scott Stebbins.  Three subunits make up the CID:

  • Criminal Investigations Section (CIS).  CIS is led by Sergeant Tom Grant. CIS has seven detectives;  Philip Munchinsky, Marshall Field, Brian Hohrein, Ryan Spriggs, and Mathew Wilson.  Each detective is assigned a criminal specialty such as property crimes, fraud & financial crimes, violent crimes (homicides, physical and sexual assaults), and cyber- internet crimes.  CIS detectives are also trained members of the Arizona Child Abduction Response Team (AzCART).  CIS also liaisons with the FBI and Homeland Security through its Terrorism Liaison Officer (TLO).
  • Special Victims Unit (SVU).  SVU is led by Sergeant Jason Kaufman.  SVU consists of a Sexual Assault Response Team (SART) with two detectives, Shaylene Elenz and Jake Mathis, one specializing in sex crimes and the other specializing in child abuse and domestic violence. SVU has a Victim Service Liaison, two Victim Services Community Service Officers, and Administrative Support Specialist.
  • Partners Against Narcotic Trafficking (PANT).  PANT is proactive with undercover narcotic sting operations, Interstate highway narcotic interdictions, and community outreach and education efforts.  PANT provides on-call detectives to assist area law enforcement agencies who come across significant narcotic incidents.  Prescott Valley has provided staffing to PANT since its inception in 1988.
DNA Samples

Detectives

Detective status is awarded through a competitive testing and selection process. Following assignment to CIS, Detectives receive specialized training in forensics and in investigating a wide variety of felony crimes.

Assignments

Detective assignments in CIS are divided into the following areas:

  • Person-Related Crimes
    • Aggravated assaults
    • Crimes against children
    • Homicide/death
    • Sex crimes
  • Property-Related Crimes
    • Burglaries
    • Pawn shops
    • Thefts
    • Vandalism
  • General Investigations
    • Financial crimes
    • Missing persons, etc.
Prescott Valley Police Department Response Unit
Collecting Evidence

Finally, all members of CIS work closely with the Yavapai County Attorney's Office, the Town of Prescott Valley Magistrate Court and with investigators from other jurisdictions.

Property/Evidence Release

The release of property or evidence items held by the Police Department is facilitated through the Evidence Unit by appointment. Please contact Paul Dunn at 928-772-5151 for any questions regarding property.